U SPORTS Football Athlete Suspended for Presence of Cocaine

(Ottawa, Ontario – February 7, 2019) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) announced today that Trivel Pinto, a U SPORTS football athlete affiliated with the University of British Columbia, received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation. The athlete’s urine sample, collected during in-competition doping control on October 27, 2018, revealed the presence of cocaine, a prohibited stimulant.

In response to the CCES’s notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Pinto admitted the violation in a timely fashion (in accordance with Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) rule 10.11.2), waived his right to a hearing and accepted the proposed sanction, which terminates on October 26, 2020. During the sanction period, the athlete who resides in Vancouver, BC, is ineligible to participate in any capacity with any sport signatory to the CADP, including training with teammates.

In compliance with rule 7.10 of the CADP, the CCES’s file outcome summary can be found at www.cces.ca/sanctionreg.

About the CCES
The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the CADP. Under the CADP rules, the CCES announces publicly every anti-doping rule violation. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to making sport better by working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

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For further information, please contact:

Megan Cumming
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 613-521-3340 x3233
mcumming@cces.ca